Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello Fall!

Oh the weather has been lovely with the leaves changing and falling off the trees. The air is cooler now and it feels fairly chilly in the evenings. Today it even rained most of the day! I have a vanilla/cinnamon/amazing holiday scent wax scent filling up our home and it is truly delightful. Not to mention that walmart sells those Scentsy knock-offs for only $2 a tray. Sweet!

Halloween was so fun this year. We went to our ward Fall party/chili cook off, which included trick or treating through the hallways. I made Carl and my costume the day of the party (more like two hours beforehand...) and Ezra's came from toys r us.

On Monday, the day of Halloween, Ezra and I took pictures in the morning, went trick or treating with some lovely friends at the Medical College, and then concluded the evening with tasty spooky ( mostly just tasty :) treats at the Harkers. I'm so glad Carl got out of class early and was able to join us for the evening festivities.

We didn't carve pumpkins this year just because we didn't have anywhere to put them. Nor did we have much family time to set aside for just pumpkins, but oddly enough, it wasn't a big deal. It will be I'm sure when Ezra is older and wants a pumpkin to carve :) We did however buy a baby pumpkin at Trader Joe's for Ezra to play with, which he just adores.

Enjoy these pics!

phone pic

phone pic- lions and tigers and bears. oh my! love Ez's face in this. Carl and I are roaring. It's a must for a mama bear and lion king.
These are from Halloween morning:

he turned away from the camera to have more alone time with the pumpkin

see, he just loves that pumpkin!

 My mama came to visit us two weeks ago and it was so nice. Ezra loved having his "pua pua" here and playing all day long. It was nice and relaxing to visit and see my mom for several days in a row. Carl and I even went out on a date! It was a glorious 5 days and we all miss my mother dearly.  Visitors are always welcome here!

we went to Apple Holler down past Milwaukee and enjoyed some fall activites. My aunt carol also came, but I didn't get any pictures of all of us. It was a fun fall activity though!

he screamed, not cried, when he first encountered the goats, but then he couldn't get enough of them afterwards and even wanted to feed them, though he didn't quite build up the courage to get his hand close enough.

stuffing his face full of good stuff

Happy fall to all of you bloggerees! Also, I just started a crafting blog for fun. It's in effort to document my crafty side and also to encourage me to keep my creative juices flowing. Feel free to visit:!


  1. The roaring picture is good. Real good. Like I keep scrolling back at it to get one more look at Ezra's face. Haha! You're so creative and I am looking forward to see your craftiness on your second blog. Weee!

  2. Great pictures!! Do you know much about photography? If so, would you be willing to teach me a few things?? I am planning on a class next month and have been trying to learn a little but reading online doesn't help much when you don't understand any of the terms! Love your blog, excited to visit your craft blog! :)

  3. Kim, I love that you loved the roar pic. I too think it's great and have caught myself snickering overing it several times. ROAR! I miss you!

    Christina! Thank you, I wrote on your FB wall in reply :)